Synovial Joints structures

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Synovial Joints structures

Synovial Joints structures consist of :

– Synovial (joint) cavity

– Articular cartilage

– Articular capsule

  • Fibrous capsule

–Ligaments

  • Synovial membrane

 

  • Accessory ligaments

–  Extracapsular accessory ligaments

–  Intracapsular accessory ligaments

  • Articular discs (menisci)

–  Pads of fibrocartilage

–  Maintain stability & fit,  ↓ friction

–  Torn cartilage

  • Bursae

–   Saclike structures

–   Alleviate friction

–   Lined with synovial membrane

–   Between skin and bones ; tendons and bones; ligaments and bones

–   Bursitis

 

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Category: Anatomy, Medical

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